Figarolo: by boat to the beach of Golfo Aranci

In the nature reserve of Golfo Aranci in Sardinia is the island of Figarolo, immersed in a natural environment where you get only by boat.

Travel guide Island Figarolo

The islet of Figarolo is located north east of Sardinia, and is part of the nature reserve of Golfo Aranci. It has an almost conical shape and a maximum height of 139 m asl. The island’s name comes from the presence of Figarolo lush fig trees.

As for the land, it consists of a limestone plateau of origin Mesozoic pyramid-shaped and is inhabited by particular species of flora and fauna. The lush Mediterranean vegetation that characterizes the landscape consists mainly of olive trees, myrtles and live oaks.

Island of Figarolo live animal species as the mouflon, a type of goat with curved horns, and some varieties of birds including gulls, shearwaters, buzzards and ravens.

Some archaeological remains of Phoenician origin show that the island was once a landing point along the route between Olbia and Tuscany.

The island of Figarolo is reachable only by boat and mooring is available only on the beach omoniima. The beach Figarolo is characterized by the beautiful sea where they live undisturbed numerous varieties of fish including starfish, sea urchins, sponges and sea fans.